Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cessation of Hostilities Signed but What Does Peace Look Like for South Sudan?

The Government of South Sudan (GOSS) and the rebels led by former vice-president Riek Machar have reportedly signed a cessation of hostilities (COH) Thursday that should bring the violence to an end within 24 hours.  Whether or not the COH … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Middle with You: Hubris’ Cost on Humanity in Syria

“Call him a Shakespearean tragic hero, like Macbeth. Macbeth didn’t really want to kill anyone at first, but once he started there was no turning back.” [Nabeel Khour, Chicago Council on Global Affairs Fellow formerly involved in Syria policy as … Continue reading

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Iran and Saudi Arabia’s Proxy War in Syria

Between domestic political scandals here in the United States and the developing nuclear deal with Iran, the civil war in Syria has largely fallen out of the news in recent months, despite the ever-rising death toll and destruction continuing to … Continue reading

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Thinking Small: A Trend Toward Miniaturization?

A trend in manufacturing, business, and technology is called miniaturization, whereby more tasks are done with less and less hardware. A perfect example of such a phenomenon is the progression in the hardware of computers. The foundational machines like those … Continue reading

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Politics as usual: the fallacy of terror

This is not the first time it has happened. Since its’ appearance in 1928, the Pan-Islamic religious social movement of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt once again confronts a PR catastrophe. Banned, outlawed, ostracized, and feared worldwide (as recently … Continue reading

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Colorado cannabis or bust?

Yesterday, the first cannabis stores opened for business in Colorado, the first visible impact of Amendment 64, passed on November 6th, 2012, regulating marijuana similar to alcohol sales. Adults 21 years or older can possess 3 mature and 3 immature cannabis … Continue reading

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